Raymond C. Poppe

Raymond Carl Poppe age 92 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:30 am at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton, Nebraska. Burial will be in the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery with military rites by the Crofton American Legion Post 128. A public viewing will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Facemasks and social distancing will be required at the public viewing. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. To watch a livestream of the funeral service, please visit www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live

Pallbearers will be grandchildren: Jason Drotzmann, Kelly Drotzmann, Brent Drotzmann, Travis Poppe, Cassie Mueller, Joey Tramp, Lindsay Peterson, and Megan Dreesen.  Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Drotzmann and Chad Poppe.

Raymond Carl was born on March 21, 1928 on the family farm near Crofton to George and Emma (Einneman) Poppe.  He was raised with his two brothers, Ewald George and John Henry Poppe. Ray was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic Church in 1954 by Father Bernard Westermann. Ray went through the eighth grade at New Home Country School.  He stayed at home and farmed with his dad, his uncle Carl and his brother John until he was drafted into the U. S. Army on 2/28/1951 and served until 2/21/1953.  He went overseas to Germany and later was in the reserves until 4/4/1957.  Ray married JoAnn E. Foxhoven on June 8, 1955 in Constance, Nebraska.  They farmed raising cattle, hogs and grain.  Ray continued his passion of farming until 2015 when his health prevented him from having an active role.

He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the Crofton American Legion Post #128.  Ray liked to tinker on an old Model “A” truck he owned.

Ray is survived by his wife JoAnn of Crofton; four children Arlen (Peggy) Poppe of Crofton, Cindy (Joe) Kollars of Crofton, Alan (Donna) Poppe of Crofton, Lori (Kevin) Tramp of Crofton; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brother Ewald (Shirley) Poppe of Crofton; sister-in-law Beatrice Poppe of Crofton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandchildren Bobby Drotzmann, and Chad Poppe; brother John Poppe.

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8 response to "Raymond C. Poppe"

  1. By: Amelia Heidebrink Posted: January 4, 2021

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of sorrow, We are also remembering all the wonderful times we had with you. JoAnn and Ray. We love you.

  2. By: Dorothy Schmidt Posted: January 4, 2021

    Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy, Joanne and family. It is difficult to lose our loved ones but even worse in this pandemic time. Know that you are in our thoughts and Prayers. I remember all the good times going to Spencer for Reunions May Jesus shower you with His Countless Blessings!

  3. By: Lee and Alice Johnson Posted: January 4, 2021

    We extend our deepest sympathies to JoAnn, their children & extended family. We always enjoyed visiting with Ray whenever we saw him & JoAnn. May he RIP.

  4. By: Heather Hegge Posted: January 6, 2021

    To The Poppe Family,
    You have my most sincere condolences at this difficult time. May you are recover soon from this dreaded virus and be able to be together shortly to mourn! I pray that you find peace knowing that Ray has been reunited with Bobby, Chad, and John and the rest of your loved ones! What a beautiful reunion they had, I am sure! God bless you all at this difficult time!

  5. By: Tony Schieffer Posted: January 7, 2021

    I remember Ray as a very nice soft spoken person. My condolences to his family. May he rise to the heavens & rest in peace.

  6. By: Michael D Schmitz Posted: January 11, 2021

    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Ray. He was a great person and I will remember him and family in my prayers.

  7. By: Mary B Dittrich Posted: January 11, 2021

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Ray. He will be missed. I remember the days I walked over to your house Lori and your dad was always so kind and busy with his farming! It is so hard to loose family members…Hugs to everyone.

  8. By: Kathy Moody Posted: January 13, 2021

    My heart is heavy. I wish we could be there with you all to share in your grief. He was a wonderful, caring and loving Uncle. He will be greatly missed. 💘

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